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The content and style of an oral literature; Clackamas Chinook myths and tales.

Author: Melville Jacobs
Publisher: [Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1959]
Series: Viking Fund publications in anthropology, no. 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During months ... in 1929 ... and 1930, [the author] recorded Clackamas Chinook myths, tales, and ethnographic items in text and translation ... Upon completion of the manuscripts of both parts of the texts, [he] proceeded to study the content and style of the myths and tales.-Pref.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jacobs, Melville, 1902-
Content and style of an oral literature.
[Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1959]
(OCoLC)619895384
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melville Jacobs
OCLC Number: 717366
Notes: "This volume has also been issued ... as Viking Foundation publications in anthropology, number 26."
Description: viii, 285 pages 26 cm.
Contents: Analyses of eight stories: Coyote & skunk; Badger & coyote were neighbors; Fire & his son's son; Grizzly and black bear ran away with the two girls; Grizzly woman killed people; Flint & his son's son; Awl & her son's son --
Literature as a whole --
Features of content: Emphases in content; Relationships; Personalities; Humor; The good; World view; Songs --
Features of style: Variability in play structures; Stylized devices & motifs; Terse delineation & speedy action.
Series Title: Viking Fund publications in anthropology, no. 26.

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During months ... in 1929 ... and 1930, [the author] recorded Clackamas Chinook myths, tales, and ethnographic items in text and translation ... Upon completion of the manuscripts of both parts of the texts, [he] proceeded to study the content and style of the myths and tales.-Pref.

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